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  • Taxpayers Have Spent $14K for Each Obamacare Enrollee So Far

    12/12/2013 1:58:58 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    CNS News.com ^ | December 12, 2013 | Susan Jones
    CNSNews.com) - The fiscal conservatives at Americans for Tax Reform have crunched the Obamacare numbers released by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and here's the bottom line. American taxpayers have paid $14,196 for each Obamacare enrollee so far. In her testimony to Congress Wednesday, Sebelius said taxpayers have spent $677 million on the flawed healthcare.gov website through the end of October.* On top of that, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has spent $4.5 billion to promote Obamacare at the state level. Sebelius told Congress that 364,682 people had "selected a plan" as of Nov. 30...
  • Think ObamaCare Is Bad Now? It Gets Worse Next Year

    11/13/2013 3:40:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    IBD ^ | 11/12/13 | BETSY MCCAUGHEY
    'Substandard" and "cut-rate" is what President Obama calls the health plans that millions of Americans have lost, even though they wanted to keep them. Backpedaling on his promise that "if you like your plan, you can keep your plan," Obama is now telling Americans another whopper: The insurance they can get on ObamaCare exchanges is a better deal. Don't believe him.
  • State Obamacare exchanges enroll 3 pct of target so far -report [national numbers not reported]

    11/11/2013 2:47:25 PM PST · by grundle · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 11, 2013
    Nov 11 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's healthcare reform has reached only about 3 percent of its enrollment target for 2014 in 12 U.S. states where new online health insurance marketplaces are mostly working smoothly, a report released on Monday said. States with functioning exchanges have signed up 49,100 people compared with the 1.4 million people expected to be enrolled for 2014, according to the report by healthcare research and consultancy firm Avalere Health. With enrollment in the federal HealthCare.gov website serving 36 states stalled by technical failures, the weak sign-ups for functioning insurance exchanges could be due to the...
  • Kathleen Sebelius Pleads On Hot Mic: 'Don't Do This To Me'

    10/30/2013 3:23:58 PM PDT · by lbryce · 93 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 30, 2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    Near the end of grueling testimony during which she was repeatedly grilled on the disastrous rollout of the Affordable Care Act, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius was caught on a hot mic whispering to a colleague, "Don't do this to me." It wasn't immediately clear what she was referring to. But her aside came during a line of questioning in which Republican members of Congress repeatedly questioned her on whether she would be willing to enroll in the federal health insurance exchanges under Obamacare.
  • Heritage Chart Illustrates Higher Health Insurance Premiums After Obamacare

    10/17/2013 3:18:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 17, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Right here my formerly nicotine-stained fingers. It prints out perfectly on one page. I will show it to you. Yep. I'll show it to you there on the Dittocam. That's what it looks like. What it does, is state by state it tells you what your health insurance premiums were before Obamacare and the exchanges, what they will be after (i.e., when you go there), and what percentage change it is for an adult age 27, an adult age 50, and a family of four. Now, I'm gonna show you this. If you look at the colors,...
  • Obamacare Failures As Told By Dr. House

    10/15/2013 8:02:17 AM PDT · by don-o · 7 replies
    buzzfeed ^ | October 14, 2013 | Benny Johnson
    “This is going to hurt.”
  • Senate Republican Whip List (for Cloture vote on Defunding ObamaCare)

    09/26/2013 9:45:54 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    Don't Fund Obamacare ^ | 9/26/13 | Don't Fund Obamacare
    Harry Reid plans to use a procedural trick to fund Obamacare with only 50 votes, but first he needs 6 Republican votes on "cloture" to approve the process. Tell the Republicans to OPPOSE cloture to stop Harry Reid's plan to fund Obamacare. Tell them a vote for cloture is a vote to fund Obamacare. NOTE: Some Republicans may say a vote for cloture is a vote against Obamacare. It is not. If cloture were truly a vote against Obamacare, the Democrats wouldn't be supporting it. Cloture will allow the Democrats to fund Obamacare.
  • Obamacare Will Increase Avg. Individual-Market Insurance Premiums By 99% For Men, 62% For Women

    09/25/2013 3:11:45 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 11 replies
    forbes ^ | 9/25/2013 | Avik Roy
    For months now, we’ve been waiting to hear how much Obamacare will drive up the cost of health insurance for people who purchase coverage on their own. Last night, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finally began to provide some data on how Americans will fare on Obamacare’s federally-sponsored insurance exchanges. HHS’ press release is full of happy talk about how premiums will be “lower than originally expected.” But the reality is starkly different. Based on a Manhattan Institute analysis of the HHS numbers, Obamacare will increase underlying insurance rates for younger men by an average of 97...
  • Obamacare is about RATIONING and DENYING ( Dr David Janda Interview)

    09/25/2013 2:06:42 PM PDT · by taildragger · 23 replies
    Folks, go here and watch the video, this needs to go VIRAL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqXI919xn_E
  • States Build Patient-Tracking Systems

    08/28/2013 2:36:29 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    There are nine key take-aways: 1. Many Americans are in at least one state government patient-tracking system, either as a patient or as a parent. 2. There are virtually no consent requirements and few dissent options. 3. Child Health Profiles are being created by linking various state databases together. 4. Federal funding drives the establishment and maintenance of state databases. 5. This is a violation of Fourth Amendment rights against search and seizure. 6. Disease- and condition-specific databases are increasing. 7. Patient trust in doctors and hospitals may be harmed once patients realize surveillance is taking place. 8. The HIPAA...
  • DemocratCare: UPS To Drop 15k Spouses From Coverage, Young Men Punished With Higher Rates

    08/21/2013 7:44:09 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 12 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/21/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Like the car salesman in National Lampoon’s Vacation (played by Eugene Levy) said: “You think you hate it now, but wait ’til you drive it!” The same applies to the Affordable Healthcare Act (aka, Obamacare). levycar Now UPS has announced that it is cutting 15,000 spouses from healthcare coverage. This is effectively another way that Obamacare raises the cost of healthcare. This, of course, is outrageous, the government telling companies what they can and cannot do for healthcare coverage. Why will you hate Obamacare once you drive it? 1. Forced forced home inspections by gov’t agents: Under Obamacare, government agents...
  • IRS scandals threaten funding for health care law

    06/15/2013 12:22:43 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    AP(Adminstration Propaganda) ^ | 6-15-13 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON—Mounting scandals at the Internal Revenue Service are jeopardizing critical funding for the agency as it gears up to play a big role in President Barack Obama's health care law. Obama sought a significant budget increase for the IRS for next year, when the agency will start doling out subsidies to help people buy health insurance on state-based exchanges. Congressional Republicans, however, see management problems at the IRS as an opportunity to limit the agency's funding just as it is trying to put in place the massive new law. Republicans have been fighting the health care law ever since Democrats...
  • IRS Threatens Employers

    01/16/2013 12:09:28 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 48 replies
    CCHF ^ | 1-16-13 | Twila Brase
    The gloves are coming off. We're 11 months from full implementation and the real-world impact of Obamacare is hitting the newswires. Taco Bell and Wendy's just cut the hours of hundreds of employees to avoid the Obamacare employer health insurance mandate. These workers will not only not have health insurance, they will have less money to pay for it and may be forced into Medicaid under the individual mandate. Now, the Internal Revenue Service is warning employers not to avoid the employer mandate. The IRS issued a 144-page notice which says they will soon issue proposed regulations with "anti-abuse rules."...
  • 9 lawmakers want to arrest U.S. officials who implement Obamacare

    11/28/2012 1:44:19 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 11-13-12 | Patrick Marley
    <p>Madison - As Gov. Scott Walker contemplates whether to create a state health care exchange under Obamacare, he will have to contend in the coming legislative session with nine lawmakers who have said they back a bill to arrest any federal officials who try to implement the health care law.</p>
  • Beware: ObamaCare’s now reality

    11/13/2012 10:32:33 AM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 13, 2012 | BETSY McCAUGHEY
    President Obama’s re-election and Democratic gains in the US Senate end any possibility of repealing the Obama health law. It will roll out as written, imposing major changes soon on you and your family. If you are uninsured because you can’t afford it, help may be on the way. But if you are one of the 250 million Americans with coverage, there are big problems ahead.If you get your health insurance through a job, you might lose it as of Jan. 1, 2014. That’s when the new “employer mandate” kicks in, requiring employers with 50 or more full-time workers to...
  • VA disability backlog doubles under Obama

    11/13/2012 9:20:06 AM PST · by chessplayer · 8 replies
    You won’t be surprised to learn this is a violation of a promise: It was one of the simplest, most poignant promises Barack Obama made in 2008 in his first campaign for the White House: He would fulfill “a sacred trust with our veterans” by significantly reducing the government’s lengthy backlog of pending claims for disability coverage. The goal: All veterans could get a decision on disability claims within 125 days. The results: Records obtained by the Washington Guardian show that as of Nov. 5, the day before Mr. Obama won re-election, 558,230 of the 820,106 veterans seeking disability coverage...
  • WI: Walker says he won’t implement ACA in Badger State

    06/28/2012 1:30:45 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Watchdog.org Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 6-28-12 | Kirsten Adshead
    MADISON — Gov. Scott Walker is pledging to fight the U.S. Supreme Court, vowing that he will not implement the federal health care reform law, despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that the law is constitutional. Walker said in a statement shortly after Thursday’s court ruling that he hopes that Republicans will be in control of Congress and that the White House after the November elections and that they will repeal the law. “If there is no political remedy from Washington and the law moves forward, it would require the majority of people in Wisconsin to pay more money for...
  • Obamacare falls to critical condition (Republicans can draft real health care reform)

    12/24/2010 9:55:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies · 2+ views
    TriValley Central ^ | 12/17/10 | Cal Thomas
    Obamacare falls to critical conditionCal Thomas Los Angeles Times Syndicate Published: Friday, December 17, 2010 11:15 AM MST **SNIP** In a statement shortly after the ruling, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) got to the heart of what bothers most opponents of ACA: “Obamacare’s ‘individual mandate’ always rested on the absurd premise that the Commerce Clause empowered the federal government to regulate Americans’ decisions not to engage in commercial activity. Adoption of such an argument would have vested the federal government with the power to regulate virtually every aspect of Americans’ lives...” King is correct. If the federal government can get away...